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at the Japanese American National Museum

 

Whether yours is a corporate, community, or personal event, the Japanese American National Museum offers a dramatic backdrop for a memorable, truly extraordinary experience.

The Museum is a striking venue located in the historic district of the Little Tokyo section in Downtown Los Angeles, close to the Los Angeles Convention Center and hotels.

Proceeds from event fees help support the National Museum’s exhibitions and programming.

For more information about rental policies and fees, or to review a list of preferred vendors and caterers, download the Facility Rentals packet.

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Japanese American National Museum Pavilion

The Pavilion blends traditional Japanese influences with contemporary American design, resulting in a gracious, elegant and inviting setting for intimate receptions or grand celebrations.


George & Sakaye Aratani Central Hall

This impressive space has high ceilings, a striking wall of windows, and a dramatic view of the National Museum’s Historic Building. Ideal for larger reception or sit-down banquets, the room is also equipped with audio-visual capabilities, including large screen video display, lighting, and sound system.

  • Square Feet: 4,111
  • Theater: 250
  • Banquet: 220
  • Reception: 300

 


Manabi and Sumi Hirasaki Family Garden

The stone and water garden provides a beautiful setting for smaller receptions.

  • Square Feet: 3,000
  • Reception: 75

 


Weingart Foundation Garden Foyer

Overlooking the Manabi and Sumi Hirasaki Family Garden and adjacent to the George and Sakaye Aratani Central Hall, the Weingart Foundation Garden Foyer is perfect for pre-event receptions.

  • Square Feet: 3,920
  • Theatre-Style Seating: 75
  • Banquet: 40
  • Reception: 75

 


Courtyard & Plaza

The expansive outdoor Plaza connects the Pavilion with the Historic Building providing a venue for large gatherings and festivities.

  • Square Feet: 24,000
  • Theatre-Style Seating: 350
  • Banquet Seating: 300
  • Reception: 1,500

 


Koichi & Toyo Nerio Education Center

Space for meetings, classes, and informal gatherings.

  • Square Feet: 914
  • Theatre-Style Seating: 40
  • Banquet Seating: 30
  • Reception: 45

 


Nancy K. Araki Community Education Center

Space for meetings, classes, and informal gatherings.

  • Square Feet: 771
  • Theatre-Style Seating: 40
  • Banquet Seating: 30
  • Reception: 45

 


Dr. & Mrs. Toshio Inahara Gallery Foyer

Located on the second floor of the Pavilion in front of the Museum’s Common Ground: The Heart of Community core exhibition.

  • Square Feet: 3,920
  • Theatre-Style Seating: 60
  • Banquet Seating: 50
  • Reception: 75

 


Yuki Family Board Room

Featuring an elegant boardroom table, conference call capability, comfortable executive seating, and audiovisual equipment for presentations, this space offers a polished and professional environment for your next corporate meeting.

  • Square Feet: 1,750
  • Conference Seating: 24

 

National Center for the Preservation of Democracy


The National Center for the Preservation of Democracy spaces are also available. The National Center is an educational program of the Japanese American National Museum.

A special event at the National Center provides a unique educational experience for our clients to share with their guests. Clients and their guests will have the special opportunity to explore the contributions of culturally and ethnically diverse individuals and communities to the shaping of American democracy.


Tateuchi Democracy Forum

This versatile 198-seat space provides comfortable stadium seating in a state-of-the-art technical setting with excellent acoustics.

  • Square Feet: 3,575
  • Theatre-Style Seating: 198

Wheelchair accessible.


 


Democracy Lab

The Democracy Lab is a multi-purpose space with comfortable and changeable seating areas for a variety of community and corporate uses, including workshops, meetings, trainings, panel discussions, and appetizer or buffet style receptions.

  • Square Feet: 3,780
  • Theatre-Style Seating: 60
  • Banquet Seating: 50
  • Reception: 75

 

 

 

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